Yesterday my five year old Grandson had to go to the hospital for some tests which included an MRI and having to have a IV put in.
Since there was radiation involved his Mother was not allow to stay with him. (this is a special needs child and he is very attached to his Mother). The male nurse who was taking care of him explained everything and My Grandson was fine with it.
He did not flinch or make a sound when they placed the IV in. Then they placed him into the MRI machine and began to explain each step to him. They placed a wash cloth over his eyes and placed headphones on his head so he could listen to age appropriate music during his test. Next he was told to lay very still.
My Grandson did everything asked of him. He lay still and they were able to get really good pictures on the first try.
While they were getting him dressed the male nurse who had taken care of him slipped out of the room. You see he was on a mission of love. He went to the hospital gift shop and bought my Grandson a puppy dog hand puppet; that barks when you move it.
When he came back into the room he told my Grandson that he had found a puppy who need a home and asked if he would like it. My Grandson said yes. The man then gave him the puppet. My daughter said her son's eyes lit up like it was Christmas. He was so happy.
As my daughter was thanking the nurse for this incredibly kind gift he told her he was not married and did not have any children. That when a child came along who was so good with the test he wanted them to know how proud he was of them.
My son and the nurse named the dog Rusty. Rusty is a very special little puppy who is giving a very special little boy so much pleasure. And he was given to our Grandson by one of God's special people.